Jesus Christ Superstar
The production, directed by Open Air Theatre's artistic director Timothy
Sheader, will celebrate 45 years since Rice and Lloyd Webber's musical
premiered and runs from 15 July – 27 August 2016.
Bennett was the original lead in the London cast of Once (Phoenix), Bennett has also appeared in Boy George's musical Taboo (Venue Theatre), RENT (US tour and Broadway), American Idiot (Broadway) as well as on BBC's EastEnders as Charlie Cotton.
As a solo singer-songwriter, his latest album Record:BREAKUP was released as a live acoustic version in 2013. He achieved five UK Top 20 singles, and a UK Top 20 album with Brit Award nominated boy band Point Break.
Timothy Sheader said: Declan's music background brings a particular skill set and authenticity to this gig-like production of the show, and his past stage work... makes his Jesus a particularly exciting prospect.